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Colleges Join Ed-Tech Revolution

Higher education may be at a turning point, joining the ed-tech revolution by creating in-house technology incubators.

10/02/2013

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University Of Pennsylvania To Study Why People Still Smoke In 2013

The University of Pennsylvania has received a grant to study smoking behaviors. It is a five year, $20 million study that will examines why people still smoke in 2013.

09/29/2013

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2 Local Professionals Among MacArthur Foundation Fellows

Two area professionals are among this year’s crop of MacArthur Foundation Fellows, each winning national recognition for their work as well as a financial award.

09/25/2013

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Expert Says Plan To Sell Off Philly School Buildings Won’t Fetch Much Cash

University of Pennsylvania design professor Harris Steinberg thinks most of the now-shuttered buildings will bring the city little money — if they can be sold at all.

09/14/2013

(Sheldon Hackney, in 1989.  Photo from Univ. of Pa.)

Former Univ. of Pa. President Sheldon Hackney Dead at 79

Hackney was Penn’s president from 1981 until 1993, when he left to become chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

09/13/2013

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Local Researchers: BMI Should Not Be Only Predictor Of Poor Health

Local doctors are suggesting that a BMI score should not be the only predictor of poor health related to obesity.

09/08/2013

(A dolphin carcass washed ashore on July 30th at Harvey Cedars, NJ.  Photo provided by Marine Mammal Stranding Center)

New Jersey Providing More Resources In Effort To Find What’s Behind Dolphin Deaths

New Jersey is stepping up its efforts to find out what is behind the recent rash of dolphin deaths at the shore.

08/31/2013

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Penn Professor Says Test-Directed Teaching Demonizes Teachers

Prof. Michael Katz says market-based education reform focuses on the wrong issues, leaving teachers in a no-win situation.

08/31/2013

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Penn State U. Tries Negative Reinforcement For Employee Health Goals

When it comes to making you healthier (and controlling the cost of your health care), what works better — incentives or penalties?

08/20/2013

Stigall Show Log 7.17.13

Chris addresses Attorney General Eric Holder’s response to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, the possibility that Veterans Stadium may have caused cancer in former Phillies, and Keith Olbermann’s return to ESPN. He also talks to Congressman Pat Meehan and Tom McGrath from the Philly Post.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/17/2013

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Yurkow Ready To Win With Penn Baseball

The University of Pennsylvania has a new head baseball coach and if you are a fan of the program, it’s a very familiar name.

07/15/2013

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Area Middle-Schoolers Get Insider’s Look at How Working Dogs Work

About 25 middle school students are participating in the Canine Handler Academy, organized by Penn’s veterinary school.

07/11/2013

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Local Organization Honors Recent High School Grads

The ‘Say Yes to Education’ Philadelphia chapter held its annual celebration Saturday at the University of Pennsylvania.

06/30/2013

(The Kimmel Center, at Broad and Spruce Streets in center city Philadelphia.  File photo by John McDevitt)

Pay For Philadelphia Non-Profit CEO’s Among Highest In Country

A new study gives Philadelphia non-profits good grades for fundraising efficiency and accumulating assets but a terrible score for spending on administrative costs and CEO salaries.

06/28/2013

(Chris Roe and Roby Chavez celebrate while holding their soon-to-be adopted children as the US Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act.  Credit: Josh Edelson/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Effect of US Supreme Court Rulings Will Have Lesser Effect in Delaware Valley

What could Wednesday’s rulings mean for same-sex couples in our area?

06/26/2013

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